The President of the United States, Joe Biden, this Saturday (6) began a series of conversations with ordinary citizens. He called a woman who lost her job due to the pandemic to demonstrate direct contact with her compatriots.
“Today, the White House is launching a new campaign for the president to communicate directly, regularly, with the Americans,” said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
Due to Covid-19, conversations, for now, will be over the phone, from the Oval Office. Biden spoke to Michele, a mother from Roseville, Calif., Who lost her job at a start-up due to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic
She had written to Biden to tell him about this difficult time and his search for a new job. “As my father always said, a job is more than a salary. It is a question of dignity, respect, place in society, “the president said to the woman, according to a video released this Saturday by the US government.
The Democrat also took the opportunity to promote the $ 1.9 trillion ($ 10.2 trillion) stimulus package his party is set to approve in Congress, despite the lack of support from Republicans, as well. than the vaccination campaign.
“We are very happy that you are taking care of it,” replied Michèle, whose last name was not released. She said her parents had just been asked to get the coronavirus vaccine.
With these communication efforts, Biden intends to highlight his empathy and mark the break with his predecessor, Donald Trump, accused by his detractors of not being interested in the fate of millions of Americans affected by the economic and health crisis.
Trump mainly used Twitter to communicate with Americans and posted several tweets per day. However, he was banned from the social network for posting lies and promoting violence.